Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall Blog Hop!!

Hi everyone and welcome to our Fall Blog Hop! I have never been in a blog hop before, and was so honored to be asked to take part. I hope you take the time to stop by all of the blogs for some crafty inspiration, and maybe a little bit of blog candy too. You have arrived here from Kim's beautiful blog. If you just stumbled onto our blog hop, start back at Ruthie's amazing blog, to see all the wonderful things we have prepared for you. I can't wait to show you what I have come up with.

I made 2 projects, both with my Cricut and Gypsy. They are my favorite crafting toys! So, first, a Halloween word book. I made it for my daughter to put some of her favorite Halloween pictures in. As soon as my son saw it, he said "mummy, what are you making for me?" I still haven't come up with anything yet...

















This is primarily cut with Hello Kitty Greetings. The word "boo" is cut using Robotz, which I just love, and "fright night" is from Zoobaloo - an oldy but a goody. I used George and Basic Shapes for my rectangle to cut the base of the book. Everything was welded with my Gypsy (of course...) The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye and the cardstock is a bit of everything. The ribbon I found at Michael's.

So, project number two, is a fall banner. What I love about banners it that they can be so personalized, and you certainly don't need a Cricut to make one. the first one I ever made, I made with a paper trimmer, some patterned papers and my Sizzix for the letters. I have also seen beautiful banners made with stamped letters. Here is the one I made today...







I used a lot of different cartridges to make this banner. Create a Critter, Mickey and Friends, Paper Doll Dress Up, Doodlecharms, Preserves, Hello Kitty Greetings and Robotz... whew, I hope I remembered them all. The paper is pretty much all Stampin Up, and the ribbon is from Michael's. It has lots of images that to me scream fall. This was lots of fun to make, I think I will be making another one for Christmas.

So, now onto my blog candy. I will be giving away a Lots of Pun stamp set from Joy's Life. I won a set of these stamps myself, and have made a number of cards with them, some of them can be seen on my blog. I just love how perfectly they stamp, and how versatile they are. I think she is planning to come out with some more stamps, I can't wait to see her new ones! Here's what Lots of Pun looks like -



Aren't they wonderful? So how do you win you ask? Become a follower of my blog, and leave a comment below by Sunday September 19th at midnight. I will randomly select a winner on Monday. Simple, eh? Good luck every one! I know whoever wins this stamp set, will just adore them!

So, the next stop on our blog hop is the wonderful and talented Mary. I know she'll have something amazing up her sleeve, so hop on over and see what she has in store for you.

Here is a list of all the ladies involved in the hop, just incase you get lost along the way :) Thanks for stopping by! I hope you come again.

Ruthie
Theresa
Janice
Kim
Michelle (that's me!)
Mary
Chris
Nicole
Joy

A la prochaine...

169 comments:

Janis said...

Hi - it's Janis from the blog hop. Just wanted to stop by all the other ladies' blogs and tell you all I'm so glad to be a part of this hop! Isn't this fun?! Great projects! I guess you'll have to make your sun a book with Robots next. :) Janis

creative patti said...

Hello, Michelle Great projects. Love the Hello Kitty Mini album. My niece would so love one of these. I now follow your blo and am ejoying all your posts. Thanks
pattig161@yahoo.com

Lawyers Scrap Too! said...

Michelle: your projects are terrific, I love your design style -- clean and creative! I'm new to your blog and off to poke around. Thanks!

Carrie said...

Love your word book and banner! Thank you so much for sharing your talent! This blog hop is so fun! :-)

Roxx said...

OOh I wish I had Hello Kitty Cartridge! I adore your word book. Enjoying hopping around.

Roxx39t@yahoo.com

Barbara said...

This is a cute mini album. Maybe you can use the robtz for your son's album. Thanks for a chance to win.

Toni said...

This came out adorable! I love Hello Kitty.
mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

Sheena said...

Awe! so cute :)...I love both projects. This is my first ever blog hop as in going to each blog seeing all the beautiful creations. I love Fall so this Hop will be fun :)
slynne1 at gmail dot com

hugs, sheena

Rhonda Emery said...

these are so cute great job

Mrs. D. Rivers said...

The little book is the cutest. Think I will have to try one of these!

Kards by Kathi said...

Great job and I really LOVE your book. It makes me want to get that cart. Thanks.

J said...

What wonderful ideas!!
Thanks for the blog hop!
Jaylene

win_or_lose52 said...

Hi thanks so much for this blog hop and a chance to look at all you fine Ladies crafting projects. I love the hello kitty in costume. so cute and the banner was great
win_or_lose52@hotmail.com

Tanya said...

Too cute!!! Love the HK.. the banner is also adorable!!! Gotta try these. Thanks for sharing. :) I'm also a FOLLOWER now :)

Melissa said...

Your projects are wonderful, thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to win!

http://melissa-moecreations.blogspot.com/

Sandy Bayles said...

Wonderful projects. Thanks for the blog hop and candy. I love Halloween......
E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

Hill Top Creations said...

Love the Banner and the book what a neat idea.

WhichCraft said...

That's a great little mini. I love Halloween Hello Kitty. She's adorable. Your banner was great too. Thanks for sharing and the awesome blog candy.

Liz
whichcraft@me.com

craftymom205 said...

Great projects.

jennyplace2 said...

Love your word book and to think it was ostly from Ms Kitty. Great job on your first blog hop.

The Cropping Canuck said...

Great Halloween book! I will have to make sure my daughter doesn't see this. She will want one for sure!

I'm already a follower!

BTW I love how you end your posts with A la prochaine.

Debra said...

Very cute book. I am sure your daughter loves it. Having boys, I know it is sometimes hard to come up with projects just for them.

teachU14 said...

Cute mini book and fall sign. I'll have to make a Halloween mini book for my daughter.

pjritsema said...

Love the fall banner. I need time to play with my cricut! Hello kitty is soooo spoooooky love it! Jackie

LIttig Family said...

The projects are both awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

TheFishie said...

I'm not a Hello Kitty person, but this book is too cute! It definitely inspired me to add "make a word book" to my project to-do list. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

TheCraftyKitchen said...

Great projects! I love the word book, I've never made one, and now I can't wait to try!

Kristin @ The Crafty Kitchen

Scott said...

Love your bannners!! And would LOVE a set of Joy's stamps! Been wanting those for a while!!
Thanks for the chance to win.
~Carren

Raven B said...

I LOVE that banner super cute.
Hugs,
Raven
thatsmerb at gmail dot com

LogansCraftyMomma said...

I simply adore that banner!! I am thinking about making one for my house and you have helped me out alot!! Thanks!

Carolanne
rcj0907 at yahoo dot com

- - Sheryl - - said...

Love the name of your blog! I am a new follower as I already follow others in the hop previously. Your banner is wonderful.

thanks !
Sheryl

More Than Favors said...

This Looks Awesome! I love it
my email is morethanfavors at gmail dot com

Thanks for the Chance to win :)
Happy Crafting, Paula
morthanfavors.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

New follower here, and glad that you are part of the blog hop. I really like both of your projects, but especially like your banner.
firelass51@aol.com

disneynut4life said...

Your projects are simply beautiful! Thank you for sharing:) Disneynut4life22@yahoo.com

A Scrap Above said...

I just LOVE the Hello Kitty Halloween book! super cute, really fell in love with the banner, I may need to make one for Thanksgiving! Thanks for the ideas and sharing with us in this blog hop
Bonnie @
ascrapabove.blogspot.com

Ruthie said...

OMGOSH Michelle! I LOVE the banner! It turned out so so cute! The book is adorable too! :)s so much for being a part of the hop! :)

Jeri said...

Fantastic projects, Michelle. I love that banner and think I will lift from you and make one for my fireplace mantel. Thanks so much for showing your beautiful creations.

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Michelle what a cut book and banner you done they are just perfect for the fall blog hop...
thank you for joining us on our hop
The Scrapbooking Queen

Deb R said...

Thanks you for the really cute banner idea. I am off to try one of my own.

Michele Gross said...

Absolutely adorable! I love this :)

Melissa said...

I am so trying these projects...I have never made a word book yet!!! and I love that fall banner...have been decorating my house for fall...would look fabulous over my bay window!!
msperry1008@yahoo.com

jaccileigh said...

What a cute book!!!!! Love it!!!!

CAM said...

Very cute book and I just love your banner! Great projects! TFS!
Southernmrs
at verizon dot net

CAM said...

**Just letting you know that I can't seem to Follow your blog at the moment. Internet Explorer says there is an error on the page and won't let me access your Follow button.***

HappyMom2010 said...

New follower here...
I adore your banner!!! Thanks for sharing all your projects...

Gina L.
agsainz at gmail dot com

BarbS said...

Your projects are too cute!!!

My time to scrap !!! :-} said...

i love the hello kitty. i just ordered my cart so now i need to wait for it to come in.

Ashleigh said...

so cute tfs
aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

ghanice said...

Never made a word book, but you have inspired me to give it a try. Beautiful work.
jman4@comcast.net

Cyndi said...

Thank-You for the adorable ideas! Love the "Hello Kitty" book and my grand-daughter will Thank-You too,for the one I plan to make for her from your inspiration! Sooo Cute!

Betsy said...

Cute, cute, cute! I am now a faithful follower and look forward to seeing more of your projects! This blog hop is soooooo much fun!

Christine D said...

Love your book & love the banner!! Great ideas for sure! thanks for hopping with me!!

Tina Lee said...

love hello kitty

Joy said...

Wow Michelle!! Your book and banner are wonderful. I love them both. I love all the care and detail you put into your projects. They're both GREAT!
~Joy~

Jen's Cricut Creations said...

Both these projects are great! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jen C

shari said...

Great projects, I especially like the banner. I'm now following you and would love a chance to win. Shari (cricutrookie)

Natalie said...

Awesome projects. I think the book and banner would be projects I'd make actually so that was very helpful and inspirational. I love my Cricut and Gypsy, too! I am following and putting you on my blog under Oh Bloggers where art thou
Natalie
http://timelesslegacydesigns.blogspot.com
mtmcbroom at gmail dot com

quilt4fun2 said...

Great projects both. I like the way the mini album looks like one card when closed...so cute. Thank you for being part of the hop and a chance to win cool prizes
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Kimberly Clarke said...

Very cute book! I love the HK carts! And the banner is so festive too! Ty for the giveaway!

latinacreativa said...

Congrats on the blog hop! I love the banner!!!

Lisha said...

You ladies always inspire me TFS

Linda said...

Oh my goodness your projects are so cute! I have Hello Kitty and I have a hard time with the layers. I wish you could come and sit with me and teach me how to make that sweet book you made. Love it.

JD said...

Such fun, festive projects!... Thanks for sharing!

My Creative Time said...

OH MY GAWD!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE HELLO KITTY!!! Can I have your book?? lol...... j/k!hehehehe!! You did an AWESOME job my friend! Both of your projects are simply amazing!
Big Gypsy Hugs,
Emma;)

mea5798 said...

hi michelle greetings from maryland! i am now a follower of your blog ...hello kitty for halloween is beyond cute! i love the mini album! thank you for sharing your talents with us!
marie sierra
mea57_98@yahoo.com

Nicole said...

Gorgeous projects!!! I so need a gypsy. *L* thanks so much for the inspiration!

Marianne (Mash) said...

awwwww how can you not Love HELLO KITTY??? sooo adorable!! TFS

im_mari723@yahoo.com

Lori said...

I love your little word book/mini album - that is on my list to try next. I love the Hello Kitty! I really liked the banner too!

~lori
gallionlori at gmail dot com

tinajoybecker said...

The banner is so cute! Can't wait to try my own!

Terri said...

Love the mini book and banner. Great job and congrats on your first blog hop!

MooEyes@aol.com

Kristine said...

Love your projects! They are both very cute! Thanks for sharing!

krissaxt at yahoo dot com

BertyHydie said...

Love your projects. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

bertufford at yahoo dot com

crafty queen said...

Super cute. Glad to find your blog. Thanx so much!!!

lydbug said...

OMG OMG i LOVE the Hello Kitty mini !!!
if i win can i have the mini instead of the stamps??
sooo cute !!!!

Micia said...

you did such a great job on your creations!! I love it! TFS

Micia
yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

penbrandy said...

Such cute ideas.....I love the Fall banner!!!....Thank you for the giveaway!!! Brandy

Penbrandy at msn dot com

Sue said...

Hi Michelle,
Great projects. I just love the mini album for my granddaughters and I've been itching to try a banner for our bay window. You are inspiring me to jump into doing both of them this week. Thanks so much.
Sue
suescraftymess.blogspot.com

dreenie said...

i just bought the hello kitty cartridge, this is a very cute project!!!!! thanks for sharing!

Minta's Creations said...

Love your word book. haven't tried to make one yet. tried to make a mini album one time but I guess when you put 46 pictures in it it's just not so mini. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
Minta

mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Barb said...

I started my blog today so I could participate in this blog hop! I am looking forward to reading everyone's crafty ideas and I would love to add some punny stamps to my collection!

beejay said...

Great projects, love that Hello Kitty! Thanks!

primpedinpaper said...

Hi Michelle,
It's Nicole from the Blog Hop! I'm loving your projects! I'm a big fan of Hello Kitty so I really loved your little girls word book! And your banner is super cute!! I'm looking forward to making one for the holidays. Great job! Have a nice day!!

Gayle said...

I'm a follower! Love the Blog Hop. Your word book and fall banner are so cute! Thanks for a chance to win :)

Debby said...

Oh I love your hello Kitty book, that turned out great. My friend just got me that cartridge and I am so excite to use it.
angel hugs
Debby

Quinceyface said...

Oh my gosh, I love the Hello Kitty Cartridge. thank you so much for your great tutorials. I love the projects. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Liz said...

hello Kitty for halloween? YES it is totally adorable! thanks for sharing

Liz

Maureen Reiss said...

Super cute! I love Hello Kitty. And your Fall leaves banner is Awesome!!
Thanks for the chance to win

Victoria said...

Love the book & banner! Thanks for a chance to win, too.

ladybugstamper said...

Wow, great blog, such wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing your work, I can't wait to try this myself.

Heather said...

That book is the cutest!! I love Hello Kitty! Thanks for the chance to win!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Diana said...

Love that book and Hello Kitty.

dianaherrera@comcast.net

gip said...

Super cute projects. Will try the banner!

Cricut Matriarch said...

Great job on your first blog hop! Love Hello Kitty!
Thank you for sharing and the chance to win.
Cricut Matriarch
cricutmatriarch@yahoo.com
cricutmatriarch.blogspot.com

mytwoandras said...

That Hello Kitty book is so awesome. I rarely use my cricuts, but I think I need to start. Thanks for the inspiration. I am following your blog.

ISEWJEANIE said...

Cute projects. I like that you have a decor project as well as the mini album.

Anita said...

Thanks so much---these are so cute---I am now following your blog---it's great.
Anita Cannon
amc35045@bellsouth.net

sillyp said...

You surely use your cartridges. I hava not seen anyone use them as much as you, in one project. Great ideas.
Silvia
cornerstone(dot)cs at cox(dot)net

sophiesmama said...

Hi Michelle, It's Mary from the blog hop! I love your Hello Kitty album! It's so adorable, and your Fall banner is gorgeous! You're a very talented, creative lady! It's been an honor hoppin' with you today, and so much fun!
Hugs,
Mary

Denise said...

The album is amazing. I also like the fall banner too. Very talented. I have enjoyed the hop.

Lynn B. said...

The book is really cute. I may need to get that cartridge.

Kelly Rae said...

I really love the book! And would love to win the stamps, too! Thanks,Kelly

Tammy said...

Aloha from Hawaii! I am a follower! These projects are just too cute and thanks for sharing with us! I love the banner! It is something I would like to try to get in the "fall" spirit here, since we do not have that season here! Again, thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

Your word book is just awesome!! I've been wanting to try making one myself. Love the banner also. :)
http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

your projects are great, wow you did a lot of work here, the book is so cute, I love Hello Kitty and that fall banner is beautiful I love it thanks for sharing and giving me the chance to win Debbie @ http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

nanapuddin said...

Love your projects!! That is one of the cutest books I've ever seen! TFS!!

Amy said...

That is adorable! I need to pull out my Hello Kitty cart for some Halloween crafts!

Deanne Gutierrez said...

These are great projects - thanks for sharing!

Deanne G
dgutierez1@msn.com

. said...

Super cute projects! I love that banner and think I will have to try it.
Thanks for sharing and the chance to win that great stamp set.
Marlene
memoriescrafted@aol.com

mom2tayandbay said...

WOW! TFS I am falling in love with that Hellow Kitty cartridge! Ive always wanted a set of Joy'sd Life stamps. Sure hope I win!
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

lisakelly110803 said...

very cute!!! thanks for sharing!!

Lisa
lamerlisa@hotmail.com

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

That Hello Kitty is just so sweet. I love your banner; I have never done one before so I'm inspired to try something new.

Debican said...

The fall banner is awsome. I could do that.
And I love the book. Great hop and off I go to Mary's hop. Hugs xxx Debi

Denise said...

Thanks so much for sharing. You did a great job on both peojects.


denise

Celeste B. said...

WOW! Loving this hop! You are so creative, I'm so glad I found you! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent! :)

Robin said...

What a neat idea!!!! TFS.... HUGS :)

Luv-To-Scrap said...

Both the projects you made are so great. Thanks for a greet blog hop, luv them. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway, luv to win this set, to add to my collection
maryleefrostatmedotcom

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

Already I'm a follower forever hehehe, and I hope have luck!!!! Your proyects are so fab! :)

Kathy said...

I love both your projects! Thanks for sharing!

kmgillon at yahoo dot com

Kerry--Momma K said...

Super cute! TFS
mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

CindyG said...

Thanks so much, love this project and it looks like one that I can do. Can't wait to see your other projects. Cindy cindy_gellaus@yahoo.com

scrappinmomma said...

love your projects.tfs.


http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

iluvmybugs said...

What great projects Michelle!! Love that little book! TFS

buglvr2010 said...

I love your banner....so cute!

Thanks for the chance to win.

buglvr2010 at gmail dot com

Miss Giebel said...

I love both of your projects! The fall leaf banner is adorable!!

Scrapper69 said...

I LOVE both Projects... but the Banner is soooo my fav! :o) Gives me an idea! :o)

crazyaboutcricut said...

OMG, I love these projects!! These are so awsome! Thanks for sharing :)

www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com
crazayaboutcricut at hotmail dot com

CiNdYe said...

Great projects ... especially love the banner!

Got2BCrafting said...

Wow... these are both incredible projects. I have the Hello Kitty cart and can't wait to use it. The banner is awesome and I am definately going to make one. Thanks for inspiring me. I am now a follower.
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
tahoe_luvr at yahoo dotcom

Rainbow said...

Cool book, and banner. I am enjoying this blog hop

tHiS BuG's GoTTa GiVe said...

I love your Hello Kitty project , it is fantastic . Tfs
I'm a new follower of yours :)
*Emmy*
cricutmama2four@gmail.com

cardchick said...

cute word book....and the banner looks great!
cardchick50@gmail.com

teachdanz said...

I am so happy I stumbled onto this blog hop at cardztv!! I have added many new blogs to follow and love all the projects. Your banner has inspired me to try one!!
ikennic at q dot com

Teri said...

I love your mini album. I have been crazy about Hello Kitty stuff for about 20 years now, so this is right up my alley. Thankt for your blog, I am now a new follower!

BeckyIN said...

your projects are so cute, hello kitty book is so cute

Jennifer said...

Michelle,

Thank you so much for sharing TWO great projects!!! :)

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Paula Puckett said...

This is your first blog?! What a great job! I adore Hello Kitty! Your projects are grrrreat!Making me purrrr! tfs

mrsmorris said...

Loved the Hello Kitty book - so very sweet!

Joann said...

Great job. thank you for sharing your lovely project.

Joann
joannmarch

RavensFan said...

I love your banner! What a great idea! I think I'll make a harvest banner to decorate for Thanksgiving. I love your blog, it is great! Thank you for sharing.

Tricia said...

Cute mini & banner. I am enjoying this blog hop. Thank you for sharing.
Tricia

myska said...

The Fall banner is awesome! Thanks for the good ideas. Would LOVE to win that stamp set!

maryvernau said...

I Love your Hello Kitty book! Great ideas!

scrapaholicjen said...

Love your projects! My daughter would love it if we made a Fall banner for our house!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Laura Lee said...

Both projects are amazing... I think my daughter and i will be making the fall banner for our new apt... thanks so much...

Cute Cricut Corner said...

Love the banner and the book. I haven't made anything but cards but those look so cute. TFS

hairdresser16 at aol dot com

Diana K said...

How cute! I can't wait to try making them!
Diana K
app4u@charter.net

Lainey said...

Following your blog now, so many great projects! Love the Halloween album especially since I adore HK! And I love the idea for the fall banner!

Lisa said...

I love both projects. the book is so cute. Thanks

Charlotte said...

Michelle, You have a great design style. I really love the book!! Thanks for sharing.

michelled said...

Very cute projects! I really love both projects and I think I might need the hello kitty cartridge.... Thanks for enabling! lol

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Wow, I love your work and can't wait to see whay you make fro your son since your daughter's book is so cute. Also love your fall banner.

Katsews at gmail dot com

ginner said...

Too cute! I've been wanting to make a couple of banners...just haven't had time to yet. :)

MJR said...

Very cute projects. I love the Fall banner. Thanks for sharing.

marilyn
mjrick1224 at yahoo dot com

Donna said...

Love the projects! Thanks.

MeMe said...

great projects.
plweir@satx.rr.com

Roxie said...

Love you projects. The HK is so adorable.
Thanks for sharing.
Roxie

sandyh50 said...

I love your mini album and fall banner, I may have to get that Hello Kitty cartridge. Thanks for the chance.

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

Juicy Creations said...

hello anything hello kitty.. this is a great project.. very cute..
juicycreations808@gmail.com

Colleen and Keith said...

Signed up to follow your blog! Cute project!

karen's korner said...

Wow really cute projects, love the Hello Kitty album.

littlen said...

Mini album is so sweet. Perfect for a cute little goblin. TFS. Have become a follower.

CastleKat360 said...

so cute for the kids! Thanks for the chance to win! Kathy
CastleKat360@aol.com

Scrappy Heartz said...

What CUTE ideas!! Thanks for sharing!! Always looking for hockey ideas!! My Sports MAnia cart is worn out! I don't have the Paper Dolls one...didn't realize there was a hockey player in there!! NEED to get that one!!

HeartAMZ1@aol.com
Debbie Chapman

Cheryl Gaffney said...

Love the book and the banner too!! I made a "we are thankful" banner last year and my kids added leaves that said what they were thankful for.... it turned out so cute!

TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

DREAM CARDS said...

That Hello Kitty book is so awesome. I love it.
TFS
Patty
dreamcars@hotmail.om

Kimmy W said...

Such cute ideas! I have the Hello Kitty cart on the way, cant wait til it gets here!!!

Alex said...

great projects :) TFS :)

Gramjak said...

Love, love, love both of your projects. Any chance on getting a Gypsy file for the mini-album? I'd really like to make one for my granddaughter's birthday!

Annette said...

Hi Michelle! CONGRATULATIONS! I would like to welcome you to the CRICUT MINI ALBUMS DESIGN TEAM! I love your Hello Kitty album and style of scrapbooking. I have sent you an email with all of the information. Looking forward to working with you!